LG polls should be held before March 25 – Election Commission
The Elections Commission of Sri Lanka (ECSL) says that the local government elections should be held before March 25th.
Its Commissioner General Saman Sri Ratnayake stated that after the 20th of September, the power to announce the date of the election will be transferred to the Elections Commission.
The subject minister has already extended the tenure of the local government institutions by one year, however, that period is due to end on March 25th.
Accordingly, based on the existing provisions, the Elections Commission should elect the members for the local government bodies, and thereafter conduct an election.
ECSL Commissioner General Ratnayake said that 341 members will be elected for local government bodies accordingly.
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